11 Sep 2008, 20:35 by red-green-blue
7 Dec 2006, 06:00 by jetjagI can't really think of an artist who impresses me so much, but also annoys me so intensely, as David Sylvian. I've never met anyone who's very interested in him, so I have to get out my giant ramble online. :)
Basically, I'm really impressed by some of the guy's output, to the extent that I check out any Sylvian-related project as soon as I hear about it, but most often there's something about the music that stops me from buying the thing.
Maybe getting idealistic about what you want in music is a bit uncool - I feel like I should adopt an "if you like it, it's good" attitude to music listening - but Sylvian's music also represents a large number of things that I really don't like in music - the prosaic, earnest lyrics; the moodiness of it all; the lack of joy (well, fun); few visceral kicks either (whether it be a catchy beat or a blast of noise)... I saw an interview in which he said he's more in touch with his feminine side…